Today started out like many days. Emma woke up before me and fussed her way through my struggle to get out of bed and ready for work. She had a runny nose, and wasn’t too interested in breakfast. I had to run into work for a meeting, and a college girl at the University I work for watched Emma for an hour. She was happy as can be with her sitter, but as soon as she saw me again — grumpy. Emma grumped around the house for a while before my husband got home from work. By noon, I was very ready to go for a quick lunchtime run. Thankfully my husband watched miss grumperpuss while I burned off some steam and got myself pumped up for the second half of the day.
I came back from my run refreshed, and happy to be with Emma — even if her nose is runny and she is whiney. I share that short little story from my day to remind us that a fit mom IS a happy mom! Often, I need a few minutes alone to exercise and clear my mind to rev up for the second half of the day. A huge part of the reason I workout is to maintain a stable emotional state. Working out keeps me happy … and when momma’s happy — everyone is happy.
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I think finding a little me time is one of the best aspects of exercise!
I totally agree 🙂
Working out keeps me sane and it helps a lot when I need a break from everything…
Amanda, I’d love to hear a post for those of us who don’t always feel rejuvenated, energized, or just plain “better” after a workout. Often, workouts leave me with a headache, not to mention feeling sweaty and stinky! They definitely don’t always feel like refreshing “me-time.” Any advice, from you or another fit mom, for combating this and pushing through the aches and pains and minor annoyances of a workout? And, on that note, any tips for feeling fresh after a workout? Am I bound to be a night shower-er or is there a way to feel (and smell!) clean after an afternoon workout without taking a full shower?
Hey girl! Thanks for the great idea for a new post! Wow, that’s interesting that you have a headache after workouts. Honestly, I take at least 2 showers a day because of my workout routine. I take my full shower in the morning and then at least one or two quick showers at night just to rinse off. They are usually like 2 minutes long and I don’t wash my hair. Just enough to feel fresh and clean. What kinds of foods are you eating before a workout? And what are you doing for the workout? I hope we can help you figure out how to feel energized after a workout versus sluggish!
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